Today's News

  • West wins volleyball opener

    West Brunswick opened its volleyball season Aug. 19 by beating South Brunswick 25-21, 25-20 and 26-24.

    “It’s good to win the first one,” coach Leslie Reeves said. “Plus, they’re a county rival. They played together as team. No matter who I put in there, they put it together.”

    The teamwork was especially impressive as the Trojans worked to secure game points.

  • Volleyball team hopes for banner season this year

    The West Brunswick High School volleyball team had a good season last year—but it wants a banner season this year.

    Last year the Trojans finished second in the conference to perennial conference champion Hoggard.

    “We only lost to them by two points in a five-game (match),” coach Leslie Reeves said.

    This season Reeves expects her team to contend again for a conference title.

    “I told the girls my expectations are high,” Reeves said. “I want to be No. 1 in the conference.”

  • Trojans defeat Scorpions in ladies' tennis

    The West Brunswick girls tennis team opened its season by losing 8-1 to South Brunswick at home on Aug. 19 but winning 8-1 Aug. 20 at North Brunswick.

    In the loss to South Brunswick, West’s only victory came at No. 1 doubles, where Becky Bennett and Amanda Silva were winners.

    For South, Lauren Scheetz, Sarah Brock, Hilary Walker and Kelly Sim each won two matches.

    In West’s victory over North Brunswick—whose girls tennis program is in its first year—West lost just three games in 12 sets of singles matches.

  • West Virginia man charged with raping girl in Brunswick County

    A West Virginia man has waived extradition and was scheduled to make his first appearance in Brunswick County District Court Monday for two sex charges.

    Eighteen-year-old Adam Wesley Hudson, of Belle, W. Va., has been charged with first-degree rape of a child and first-degree sex offense of a child, according to the Brunswick County Clerk of Court.

  • Brunswick County Sheriff's Office to host a citizens' academy

    BOLIVIA—Have you ever wondered how to process a crime scene, or how officers investigate crimes?

    These topics, and many others, will be discussed at a new program at the sheriff’s office, the Citizens’ Law Enforcement Academy, which begins Oct. 2.

    The class is free and open to the first 20 people who sign up, who are older than 18 and pass a background check.

    While the class won’t earn you a badge, you’ll be armed with the tools to make your community safer and help law enforcement officers.

  • Strong rip current advisories at the beach

    The National Weather Service is advising strong rip currents today at the Brunswick County beaches, due to the long period swells from Tropical Storm Fay mixed with easterly winds.

    A high risk of rip currents is in effect for Brunswick’s beaches from 8 a.m. this morning through evening hours. Beaches facing both east and south are expected to see the highest risk for rip currents, most likely occurring at low tide between 6:30 and 7 p.m. Friday, but the beaches experienced similar currents on Thursday before low tide.

  • Former sheriff's sentencing delayed

    Former Brunswick County Sheriff Ronald Hewett will have to wait one more month before being sentenced on his federal obstruction of justice charge.

    U.S. District Judge W. Earl Britt will sentence Hewett at 9 a.m. Oct. 6 at the federal courthouse in Raleigh.

    Hewett’s sentencing was originally scheduled for Sept. 8.

    As part of an eight-page plea agreement signed in U.S. District Court on June 2, Hewett pleaded guilty to one count of obstruction of justice before Britt.

    He faces up to 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine.

  • Speed, alcohol likely factors in fatal crash

    SUPPLY—Two people died, and four people were injured as a result of a three-car wreck Friday afternoon on U.S. 17 in Supply.

    Around 5 p.m., Richard Wayne Green, 40, of Bolton, was driving a 2007 Mazda passenger vehicle northbound on U.S. 17 at about 75 mph when he attempted to pass a truck in the right-turn lane leading to Brunswick Community Hospital, 1st Sgt. J.O. Holmes, of the N.C. State Highway Patrol, said.

  • Chair says John Floyd's contract will be approved

    After not approving John Floyd as the athletic director at West Brunswick High School, the Brunswick County Board of Education is changing its mind.

    Floyd’s name was not on the approved personnel list released after the board’s monthly meeting last Tuesday. Terry Chestnutt, assistant superintendent of human resources for Brunswick County Schools, said the board did not approve Floyd’s contract.

    Floyd had already begun working in the AD position.

  • County commissioners to consider reducing, nixing $11 water availability fee

    BOLIVIA—While $11 a month may not seem like much to some, for those on fixed incomes it can be an undue burden.

    That’s what Brunswick County Commissioner Phil Norris says he hears time and again from people who pay the county’s water $11 per month availability fee.

    “It’s been a hardship on some of those folks,” Norris said Monday night to his fellow commissioners.

    County residents who choose not to connect to the county water line, but have access to water, pay an availability fee.